I did nothing for two days — to hang out with B, aka BAI, the same BAI that I mentioned earlier.. I decided to simply refer him as B since I consider him as a good friend now, and he can occupy the B slot in my dictionary. There are only 26 slots of single letters — hence, special.
On day 1, we went to Chi Lin Nunnery, a Buddhist temple complex in Diamond Hill in Hong Kong. It is located in a public park, and it is a large temple complex of elegant wooden architecture, treasured Buddhist relics and soul-soothing lotus ponds. It is a popular tourist attraction in Hong Kong.
Chi Lin also has a vegetarian restaurant. This used to be my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong, but sadly, it appears that after the pandemic, it’s not as it once was.
All is not lost though — the garden is still beautiful.
I took many photos, but mostly with the intention of using them for LoRAs, so they’re mostly scientific snaps. In some ways, this way of taking pictures is interesting. In essence, we took the most matter-of-fact way of taking pictures, so that we can create artistic works out of them later. Had we taken the pictures with artistic expression, then it would be harder to turn them into something else.
What are LoRAs? LoRA stands for Low-Rank Adaptation. It‘s a type of supplemental AI models intended to be used as a larger checkpoint model. A LoRA provides training data that the main model does not have, so that it a txt2img engine can generate concepts that it does not yet understand.